Prepping the paint
It’s important to prep your paint before each session and make sure that it’s not too dry. I would recommend adding the appropriate amount of paint depending on the depth of the box compartments. Use about one-quarter of the tube to start out, and add more as you see fit. Spray the desired amount of water with the small spray bottle – I aim for a pancake-mix type consistency. Then mix the water and paint evenly with a toothpick. Depending on the weather, I might also make the paint a bit more watery on a very hot day, or add more fresh pigments for thicker paint when painting indoors.